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Want to Adopt Maluccan Cockatoo

Discussion in 'Breeders Boulevard' started by EkkieLu, 9/26/18.

  1. Distaff

    Distaff Sprinting down the street

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    Ugh! I can't imagine the mess and misery.
    Worked on both sides of shelter/rescue. You REALLY don't know the person until you go to the house, and even then...
    I only cleaned - adoptions just seemed like too much responsibility. Just couldn't hand over an animal, and not totally KNOW.
    It's scary out there!
     
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  2. EkkieLu

    EkkieLu Rollerblading along the road

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    OMG! That is insane! People that treat animals like that make me sick. Around here I get upset if I don't have the right color bow to match Bella's harness dress... and Yes, I ironed it! 20170520_134851.jpg
     
  3. sunnysmom

    sunnysmom Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

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    So cute!
     
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  4. sunnysmom

    sunnysmom Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

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    You don't. And I feel for both sides. I feel bad when a good person can't adopt because they're not in the right area, etc and I understand the rescue's concerns about making sure it's a safe home.
     
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  5. EkkieLu

    EkkieLu Rollerblading along the road

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    For sure. All it takes is some bad apples to ruin things for the rest of us. I'm all for stricter laws for animal protection. Maybe then people would think twice before abusing God's creatures
     
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    lexalayne Rollerblading along the road Avenue Veteran

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    The rescues put so much time and effort into rehabilitating the parrots they rescue I imagine it would be too heart breaking to have them come back when people were tired of them or they’re too noisy or too messy. I emailed Irena Schulz and told her about the 12 yr old U2 I brought home as my first large bird. She tried to amputate all 5 of my kids toes as well as the baby sitters kids toes too. She hates middle aged men and will leave them with a 2” gash given 1/2 the chance. And she’s a screamer .. fairly incessant... so I found a cheap contractor and added a 10 x 10 “sun” room that helps mute her noise. And she swears like a sailor sometimes.
    I think Irena knew I wouldn’t give up on her rescue.
     
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  7. EkkieLu

    EkkieLu Rollerblading along the road

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    My Lucy is a biter. The slightest thing triggers her so I have to be very careful. She's getting more relaxed as time goes by so maybe some day I won't have regular bite marks!

    BTW- I always tell people I've been gardening!
     
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  8. Lady Jane

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    I think you said you found a bird. I did come across one this am, Saturday

    Lovely Female Umbrella Cockatoo Bird is not in your state but shipping would be an option.
     
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  9. EkkieLu

    EkkieLu Rollerblading along the road

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    Thank you so much! I'll check into her!!!
     
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    Bokkapooh Ripping up the road Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Try craigs list for your state and local area :)
     
  11. EkkieLu

    EkkieLu Rollerblading along the road

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    Sounds good! You never know...!
     
  12. katebf38

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    Happy hunting and good luck finding the perfect birdie for you.
     
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    @EkkieLu

    Just stumbled upon this thread. I know its old, but I was wondering if you ended up adopting a ‘too? :rolleyes:
     
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  14. EkkieLu

    EkkieLu Rollerblading along the road

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    I got a call about a hoarding situation and went to help. I ended up seeing over 70 birds all wedged in canary sized cages that hadn't been cleaned for months. So very sad to say the least. A male RB2 was the largest Bird involved (with my crew small birds won't fit in). So I said No to fostering him and YES to permanently adopting him!
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  15. pawfectly

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    Yay! Glad this has a happy ending. :)
     
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    He's beautiful! Congrats! How are things going with him?
     
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    Hurray for you! He’s beautiful!
     
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  18. EkkieLu

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    His chest was picked bald and the up side of his wings were nearly plucked clean. The feathers are starting to slowly come back. The vet suggested I wait another month or so and if he's still plucking put a poncho on him!
     
  19. EkkieLu

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    I just posted a thread on Newt wearing a poncho. Please check it out.
     
  20. EkkieLu

    EkkieLu Rollerblading along the road

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    Newt is doing very well, other than the occasional plucking. He wasn't ever let out of his cage before so having his door open all the time is very new to him. Took him a while to venture out, but I let him do it on his own time. Now he's all over the place! He loves having his crown scritched and puts his head down to let me know! He steps up but I have to scratch his head first! Lol He talks in a sweet little girl voice, says full sentances, and "chats" with my other birdies. He's still a little nervous and isn't allowed to sit on my shoulder yet - I've tried several times but he keeps biting my ear if I move my head too fast. He's finally learning to eat a healthy diet but it's slow going. He gets along with Sergei and Angel very well and play together all day. He's come so far and we totally love him!
     
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